The first step in radon remediation is to locate and seal the source of radon solutions gas. The radon source is typically the soil under the concrete slab. This water-filled soil can become contaminated with radon. Water drainage pipes are often installed around the foundation to prevent these problems. In many cases, these drainage pipes have an incomplete loop, so they must be closed and a sump pump installed to remove the trapped gas. The cost of a sump pump can range anywhere from $1,500 to $3,000, depending on the size of the house.
Radon Gas Detection Kits and Radon Detectors
Moreover, radon mitigation costs are influenced by the risk of obtaining lung cancer from radon, discount rates, and the proportion of homes with an action level of 100 Bq/m3. In England, for example, government policy has determined that a cost per QALY gained from radon remediation is above PS30 000. This figure increases significantly as the number of remediation projects grows, as more people become aware of the health benefits.
Investing in a radon mitigation system can range from $500 to $3,000, depending on the size and location of the house. Radon mitigation systems work to remove radon from the air by dissipating it into the soil. They can reduce radon levels by up to 99%. However, the system’s effectiveness is debatable, and the cost depends on the type of radon mitigation system you choose.